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UTEP CARES REGIONALInternship Program Prospective Interns



UTEP invites undergraduate and graduate students seeking to contribute to our community through hands-on experiential learning to apply to the UTEP CARES Regional Internship Program. These internships will be hosted at local sites in the area.   The duration of the internship experience is slated to take place January 19, 2021 through April 30, 2021. 

Organizations participating in the CARES Regional Internship Program will provide enriching work experience for UTEP students that will elevate student’s gainful employment skills.  The internships can take place in a remote or in-person setting following CDC COVID-19 Guidelines.

Positions will be posted by partners starting November 16, 2020, in Job Mine.  In the meantime, visit the University Career Center webpage for résumé and interview preparation assistance.


  • Be enrolled at UTEP on a full-time basis (Spring semester)
  • Student must be degree-seeking at UTEP
  • Permanent Resident, DACA, or U.S. Citizenship
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Standing
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 UG or 3.0 GR
  • Have Job Mine account
    • If you already have one, please make sure it is updated.
  • Meet the University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements (SAP).
  • Be willing to work and commit with the selected organization on projects or set of tasks during the internship timeline (January 11-15 Mandatory Training and Orientation / Internship time frame January 19, 2021 – April 30, 2021)
  • January 11-15 Mandatory Training and Orientation / Internship time frame January 19, 2021 – April 30, 2021
  • Work 19 hours a week

FALL 2020

October 5 CARES Regional Internship Program Launch
November 16 – December 2
  • Students apply for available UTEP CARES Regional Internship positions via UTEP’s Job Mine.
  • Organizations will conduct student interviews.
December 11

Student intern selections will be finalized 

  • Students will be contacted by the CARES Engagement Coaches
January Student attends mandatory orientation sessions (Option to attend in January 2021)



Student attends mandatory orientation sessions

  • Multiple trainings will be made available to accommodate student schedules.
January 19

Expected internship start date

  • Please note that your organization might also have additional requirements that must be completed before your start date. We encourage students to communicate with your organization about specific requirements.
  • UTEP Human Resources and CARES Engagement Coaches will also need to approve for student clearances.
January 19 through April 30

Duration of CARES Regional Internship Program

  • Students are expected to participate in professional development training opportunities offered by UTEP CARES Regional Internship program.
May Student and partner evaluation due.
April (date to be determined)

Internship Experience showcase

  • Students will be invited to showcase their internship experience. Partners will be invited to attend and support their intern(s).
  • Be a full-time student taking a minimum of 12 credit hours (UG) or 9 credit hours for (Graduate Students) in the Spring semester.  
  • Maintain University’s satisfactory requirements
  • Commit to working 19 hours per week
  • Participate in mandatory orientation sessions
  • Participate in professional development trainings and workshops
  • Communicate regularly with CARES Engagement Coaches
  • Be willing to work with the organization on a project or set of tasks during the duration of the internship (January 19, 2021 through April 30, 2021).
  • Have a great work ethic, professional attitude, willingness to learn, have high attention to detail, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Serve as a liaison between community agencies and UTEP CARES Regional Internship Program staff to help in connecting organizations with UTEP resources. 
  • Represent UTEP in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Turn in Timesheets in a timely manner
  • Participate in an evaluation at the end of the internship period.
  • Participate in the Student Showcase at the end of the internship
  1. Go to the UTEP Career Center website and login to your Job Mine account. If you have not created an account, please do so.
  2. Select “UTEP CARES Intern” positions in the position type tab
  3. Read and apply to any of the desired positions listed
  4. Follow the application process stated in position description
  5. If selected, students will be invited for an interview with the organization.

COVID-19 Guidelines: For Spring 2021 semester

The CCE has determined important guidelines to follow with regards to COVID-19 for both CARES student interns and community partners participating in our UTEP CARES Internship Program. See guidelines.

COVID-19 guidelines

During the Spring 2021 semester, organizations have the option to host a CARES student intern on-site or remotely. If your organization decides to host a student on-site, please note that all COVID-19 guidelines must be followed.

CDC guidelines to be observed (current as of October 1, 2020):

  • Face coverings are required in common areas and hand washing is enforced.
  • Social distancing MUST be followed. Please ensure that all student interns are placed in environments where a physical space of 6 feet separation between others is maintained.
  • Student Interns who are at increased risk of severe illness, or who work in offices where close proximity makes social distancing difficult, must discuss options for adjusting office locations, telework, or working from home with their supervisor.
  • Student employees should complete work remotely whenever possible, working with their supervisor to substitute alternate assignments that can be completed remotely if regular responsibilities are not suited to remote work.
  • To work remotely, all student interns need a computer, WIFI hotspot or internet connection, and phone access. If a student employee does not have access to a computer or hotspot, they can contact the Technology Support Department to discuss the options available to them.

For more information on Job Mine, please visit (the Career Center webpage)

How to establish your Job Mine account:

How to Apply for Jobs in Job Mine by uploading your resume:


How to apply for a job in Job Mine: